Wednesday, November 12, 2014

42 Days Until A Woolly Christmas......

Who can't love that
sweet face, I'm sure
Mrs. Woolly Claus will
be my very favorite ornament!
I knew I was going to
have a hard time working
on the next one
but Mr. Frosty 
&
his beautiful tree
changed my mind!
I did little Colonial Knots 
with my Painter's Thread 
all away around his tree.
Then I decked his little sled
out with their metallic thread,
ohhh its so nice to work with.
The ornament patterns are now winging
their way to the distributor
so you can order your very own
(or your shop can)
&
tomorrow we will
deliver them to Cindy's Quilt Shop
in Caldwell.
We are going on our very first
vacation in about 5 years
so I wanted to wish you
all a wonderful 
Thanksgiving Week!
Elizabeth Ann

Monday, November 10, 2014

Mrs. Woolie Claus......

 Mrs. Woolie Claus 
in her very own kitchen
baking her very favorite cookies,
now if it was me 
I would be baking some 
Snickerdoodles....
don't you just love the wallpaper
in her kitchen?
I used my new thread, 
the Painter's Threads,
the Pearl Cotton #5
&
their Flower Thread
&
of course
The Gentle Art's Wool Thread
&
The Threadgatherer's 
Sheep's Silk.
So much fun using such beautiful
threads.
Here are three together,
just a little sneak peak 
of Santa's Tree!
Have an awesome week!
Don't you just love Veterans Day?
Taking my Veteran out to lunch!
Elizabeth Ann

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

50 Days Until A Woolly Christmas.....

Santa's Tree - Three
These are so much fun to work on, 
a nice five inch space to 
fill up with some lovely embroidery.
Bought some new thread today -
Painter's Pearl Cotton,
oh yum,
can hardly wait to try it out....
on to the next ornament,
I think it will be a lovely little
Mrs. Claus,
can't you just see her hair 
done in lovely Bullion Knots????
Enjoy your evening, I'm
going to watch a movie and knit
a mitten....
Elizabeth Ann
P.S. The first store in have these
ornaments is Quilt Expression's,
if you should want to make some of your own....

Friday, October 31, 2014

Woolly Sneak Peak......

 I love how this picture 
turned out,
really looks like the lights 
are on in Santa's house!
(The red & gold wools really 
make a picture bright)
 Love how this piece
turned out,
couldn't wait
until next week
to show you all.....
There's a fire going
in the fireplace,
a candle in the window
&
two happy snowmen.
Have a great weekend!
Elizabeth Ann

Monday, October 27, 2014

57 Days Until A Woolly Christmas.....

Santa's Tree - 2
I added a couple of new stitches
to these ornaments -
a Fly Stitch,
A Ribbed Spider's Web
(my old favorite stitch)
&
my new favorite stitch a Pistil Stitch.
When I use to design cross-stitch patterns,
I used the spider's web a lot, it was
so beautiful with the fine threads.
These stitches don't look to promising 
when you look at the diagrams 
in the stitch books 
but when you use the
beautiful wools & threads,
they are amazing.
I can hardly wait to start ornament
number five - its Santa's very own house!
Have a wonderful week!
Elizabeth Ann

Monday, October 20, 2014

64 Days Until A Woolly Christmas....

 Santa's Tree - One
In approximately 60 days,
a Christmas Tree
just for Santa
will be revealed on this blog!
These are the first two 
little ornaments for his tree!
I used some very pretty threads,
from
The Gentle Art - Simply Wool Thread
&
from The Threadgatherer her wool & silk thread
Sheep's Silk.
The heavier embroidery was done with
the beautiful Sheep's Silk.
I made these ornaments a little
bit fancier just because they are
for Santa!
I used my two favorite books
to find just the right embroidery stitches.
       Mary Thoma's Dictionary of 
Embroidery Stitches
&
Judith Montano's
Elegant Stitches.
They are very simple stitches,
I am sure you can find them in any
book or even online. 
And of course one of my very own
made up stitches!
The pattern will be ready in just a few
days for you.
I hope you will join in the fun!
Have an awesome week.....
Elizabeth Ann


Monday, October 13, 2014

72 Days Until A Woolly Christmas......

Happy Columbus Day to you all!   This use to be
such a fun holiday for us when the kids where little.
They had to go to school so mom & dad went 
Santa shopping!
I don't know if they ever figured that
out or not............

Been working on my fall quilt 
but after I purchased some
very nice fabric last week,
I decided to draw up 
some fun little snowmen.
Not sure if they will be little 
pillows or little ornaments for the tree.
But I hope they put a smile
on your face today,
they did mine.....
 

Have a wonderful week!
Elizabeth Ann

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October........

Well 
how are you all doing?
Now that's its fall 
and cooling off,
I lot I might add!
The quilt show was awesome 
&
guess who came to visit -
Anna from Bend, it was so good
to see her there!
I'm slowly saving money to go
do my very first wholesale Quilt
Market in the Spring and this show
I got a good chunk of it put aside!
Not much to show you
this time, been busy printing 
patterns and filling orders.
Apparently the 
Two Silly Snowmen 
and the Snow Friends quilt patterns 
are making a lot of people smile these days!
 
I spent the morning packing away show
decorations and samples and cleaning the house.
Very exciting I know.....
 But the house does look 
cozy with fall decorations 
not so much little white doggy hairs around...
 
I've been drawing a new quilt,
it has beautiful black & cheddar prints,
lots of gold, green, little bit of red wools....
I hope your first few weeks of Autumn 
will be awesome!
Have a great week....
Elizabeth Ann